since 2014, under constantly shifting pretexts JS has organized events in abandoned graveyards, school auditoriums and exhibition spaces throughout the Philadelphia area hosting workshops and performances with national and international performers, filmmakers, dancers, poets, teachers and healers.

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Recent past performances:
November 7th-10th 2014: Little Berlin.  Philadelphia PA.  w/ HTP
December 20th 2014: Vox populi. Philadelphia PA. w/ Sublime Frequencies 
February 7th 2015: First Banana. Philadelphia PA. w/ RSK, LXV, IMF, Jenny Hanniver, Gene Pick 
February 24th 2015: Painter and pataphysician.  Philadelphia PA. Slought foundation. w/ HTP
March 4th 2015 Memorial Chapel, Wesleyan.  Middletown, CT. w/ Vigilante Margarita and Bernd Klug
Attic Room w. Layne Garrett (DC), Al Margolis (NY), Mel Bentley (PA), Zachary Darrup (PA)- Strings and Text
 . March 20th Philadelphia: at THE VAT  w/ Seceret Boyfriend, Tether, Newton
 . March 21st Baltimore at The Red Room w/ tpt+tpt (Dave Ballou and Jeff Kaiser)
 . March 22nd: D.C. at Union Arts w/ Fire Death, Ian Mcain and Luke Stewart,        Patrick Cain
March 30th 2015 duo with Eun Jung Choi (movement) at Vox Populi in Philadephia
also with Ben Bennett/ Michael Foster, No Flesh Zone and Sargentt
SAT, APRIL 11TH 2015 with Eun Jung Choi (movement) at mascher space (Night Kitchen) also with // LIGHTNING ROD SPECIAL, CHRISTINA GESUALDI and SHANE CLARK
April 24th:  D.C. Union Arts duo with Martin Freeman (Electronics)
May 2nd 2015: Banquet of limitless opportunities @ Little Berlin
May 3rd 2015 "Mechanism of the writer" w/ Gwendolyn Rooker and Jacob Brunner @ Little Berlin
September 12th 2015 House Gallery 1816 Frankford Ave, Phila, PA 19125 between Berks and Montgomery. 8 pm start sliding scale $7-10 trio with  Eun Jung Choi (Dance) / Elise Knudson from NYC (Dance)   
September 18 2015- Mt. Airy Read and Eat 7141 Germantown Ave Phila, PA duo w/ Joel Kromer       
September 29 2015 - Consolidated Cardboard, Allentown trio with Jack Wright (sax) and Zach Darrup (guitar) 
October 8th 2015 @ h.o.t. series @ Mascher Space Philadelphia 
October 11th 2015 @ 12.00PM - 6.00PM outside of Sugarcube at 124 N. 3rd Street with Imozoku Butoh
October 20th @ Pageant Gallery :Algea Group w/ Z Darrup and Unguent_ also Tether, Martin Freeman and Patrick j. Cain 
November 6th 2015 @ Goldilocks gallery dreams in a cryogenic fugue release duo with digbie + eliot klein, richie morseberger 
November 8th 2015  @ Vox Populi  w. Ethan Tripp, Anne f Jacques and Tim Olive
November 10th 2015 @ Vox Populi veRmulsCHt (Berlin), Whoopsydaisy and SCC
November 18th 2015 @ Strong family home: Digbie,  Whoopsydaisy, David Fishkin, Eliot Klein, Derek Baron (NYC) and more 
November 5th 2015 @ Da Vinci Art Center Anais Maviel/ Micheal Foster, Mike Bruno and Babanaga 
November 8th 2015 @ Dixons Place NYC Curated by Marcia Monroe.  Trio with Elise Knudson and Minna Karttunen (Movement)  Also: Emily Berry, Carol Mendes, Parijat Desa and Rachel Oliver
December 12th 2015 @ Lacuna  trio with Lauren Pakradooni and David Sutton. also Shots, Adrian Rew, Jero Route 66 and DJ creative person 
December 13th 2015 @ The warm worm Valerie Keuhne. Toru. Duo with Shaina Kapeluck
December 19th 2015 @ House in Bethlehem Trio with David Sutton and Mike Bruno
December 21st 2015 @ Commun Circuit NOise Festival duo with Digbee 
1-9-16 Davinci Art Alliance Kapeluck/ Imozoku/ Strong
2-5-16 Lava Space
GENTLE SHEERS 01 at Vox Populi, Philadelphia 3/22/16
Fiona Parkers Birthday 4/2/16  at Eris Temple Arts with Bath Assaults, Fiona Parker and the spitting truth, New age Realty and more
GENTLE SHEERS 03 at Vox Populi, Philadelphia 4/5 /16
The Impermanent Society of Philadelphia Presents: Audrey Chen 4/9/16 at the Argentine Tango School 
Duo Tour with Flandrew Fleisenberg 2016
Wednesday 4/13 - Roanoke, VA at ArtRat Studios   .   Thursday 4/14 - Columbus house show put on by Bobb Hat and Jen Powers  .  Friday 4/15 - Toledo, OH at Robinwood Concert House  .  Saturday 4/16 - Detroit at Spread Art/ Detroit Contemporary  .  Sunday 4/17 - Chicago at Elastic Arts
Gentle Sheers 04- Piss Kills Mold (Jimmy Joe Roche) with Jim Strong, Will Schorre, Khristian Weeks and Peter Redgrave + more TBA + location TBA
Duo with Anais Maviel (N'Goni/ Vox/ Drum)  OTWO series (On The Way Out) at Freddys Bar Brooklyn, NY 5/24/16
Gentle Sheers 05 - David Lackner and Austin Knight, Sun Color (Barcelona, Spain), Daniel Fishkin, Fers Yn Ri  at R&D Vinyl
June 5th 2016 Narberth Family House show Goodbye to Manon Manavit with: People Skills, Bonnie Kane, Shadow Band, Eliot Klein, Jack Wright /Jim Strong duo, Whoopsy Daisy, Ghost in Salad and many more tba
June 12th 2016 Impermanent Society Presents: Anastasia Clark/Sandy Gordon/ Samuel Lang Budin (NY), Neil Feather (Baltimore) and Daniel Fishkin/ Jim Strong duo
 June 16th  2016:  Hollow Deck (MA), Erik Ruin Ominous Cloud Ensemble, Hallowed Bells and Schuyler Thum @ 3947 Ogden St Philadelphia
June 18th  2016: Rooted Ritual:Arcane Growth duo with LXV 
 June 23rd 2016: "Buttery Coldness" a  Film and Performance/Lecture Hosted by Lily Benson featuring Julia Pelta Feldman at Vox Populi

July 7th-9th 2016 ARTMAF 2016 in Virginia
July 13th 2016ISOP presents Katt Hernandez
July 23rd 2016: Naka Naka * Cienfuegos * LXV & Jim Strong * Gene Pick & Slow Tongued Beauty * CC * DJ's Diamond Girl & Deflector @ Berks warehouse
August 31st-October 2nd 2016 Sound Installation co-authored with Jacob Brunner in conjunction with exhibition at 3rd street Gallery in Philadelphia
September 4th 2016 : Queer Trash III at Bizarre Bushwick in Brooklyn NY with Jacob Wick (Mexico City), Madame Kim Fatale and K-12 aka Gabe Ruin
September 11th 2016 : ISOP presents Derek Baron and Sandy Gordon
September 12th 2016  the Vat also with Bomb Trep, Fleshtone Aura and Leadpipe
September 15th 2016: solo at Eris Temple Arts
September 17th 2016 Duo with Jacob Brunner / Sound Installation at 3rd Street Gallery
September 24th 2016 H.O.T. Series of Philadelphia, Mascher Space
*August 31st-October 2nd Sound Installation co-authored with Jacob Brunner in conjunction with exhibition at 3rd street Gallery in Philadelphia*
October 17th Ruff Bummer (FL), Voice Hoist (FL), W00dy and Jim Strong @ Kungfu Necktie Upstairs
 Monday October 17 - Sunday October 23, 2016
Impermanent Society presents 2nd Annual festival of Free Improvisation in Sound and Movement.

The festival runs from Monday October 17th - Sunday October 23th 2016 and will present a wide range of programming including community focused workshops, adult & youth education, panel discussions, professional development and performances

October 27th-November 6th Ghost in Salad and Jim Strong Halloween/Fall Tour
*Venue/Details Soon*
Rough Itinerary:
27 DC @ Rhizome with Thomas Helton and Susan Alcorn
28 Richmond @ Erics House with OOZING + more
29 Chapel hill @ Cathedral2 with Patrick Gallagher and De_Plata
30 Atlanta @ Eyedrum w/ Takumi and Avrosh

31 Chatanooga, Tennessee:  Chattanooga, TN @ Artifact Frightening Ass Existence Fest w/ Trippy Machete, Tape Canvas & Baby Magic
1 Disputanta, Kentucky : Clear Creek Community Theater  Building Soil Discussions on Soil Science and Sustainability. with John Graham of NRCS followed by Day of the Dead Experimental Music Soire 
3 Chicago Cafe Mustache with Cocteau Sang and LORD MUTE
4 Detroit @ DITTO ditto w/ CREODE
5 Cleveland @ Gallacom INTL  w/ Machine Listener and Bbob Drake
6 Pitt @ Palanzos / Alternative Currency Market

November 13th: Like a Villian and Tom Blancarte 4th Narberth Fire dinner also w/ Lindsay Gambone, Excersise transfer, Ross Greibnow/ Schuyler Thum, Roger Martinez, Shaina Kapeluck, Ben Bennett, Brian Osborne/ Nick Millevoi and Accretionist.  
Nov 14th 2016- KYLE EYRE CLYD (new orleans), Jack Wright, Lead Pipe and Tristan Arthur Dahn @ Vox Populi 8 pm
Dec 4th 2016- Positive Movement Drill Team  + Marcia Custer (Cleveland, OH) + Michael Foster (NY) / Ben Bennett duo + DJ Asteria@ Vox Populi 8 pm
December 12th 2016 at Yung Kandy Collective  Id m theft able / Jim Strong/ Ghost in Salad
Jan 13th 2017
8 PM Gentle Sheers co-presenting with independent label, Ramp Local
Beam Splitter Audrey Chen + Heinrik Munkeby Nørstebø (NO/DE)
Night Burger, Sunk Heaven (NY). LGHQ (NY) Old Maybe

January 22nd 2017
8 PM Gentle Sheers presents
Paideia  North Carolina Sound/ Movement ensemble
Elaine Kahn, Isolde Touch and Ghost in Salad

"New Members" Exhibition at Vox POPULI  Jan 6th-Feb19th

Jan 28th 2017
8 PM Gentle Sheers presents
Bobo's seminal ex-philadelphia performance/art band/curatorial entity
Fish Songs  Mel Bentley + Jim Strong Emma Branson, Lady Shame, 
ipissimuse's golden darn 

February 10, 2017, 6PM at Vox Populi: 
Voice into Sound an evening of readings and performances with Jane Carver (voice+sound), FISH SONGS (voice+movement), Shaina Kapeluck (voice+stories), 21st Century Band (Call in + voice), Jacob Brunner (poem), curated by Tina Plokarz + Jim Strong

February 12, 2017, 4PM at Vox Populi
Gallery Talk with Kelli Morgan (The Winston & Carolyn Lowe Curatorial Fellow for Diversity in the Fine Arts, PAFA) [or shorter: Lowe Curatorial Fellow, PAFA]

February 18th, 2017 8 pm 
Gentle Sheers and All Mutable present: 
Moosebumps : Free Jazz from Sweden
Heru Shabaka ra  

Month of March- Public Access Labyrinth Drew Zimmerman: The Treasure of Oak Island at Vox Populi 
Wednesday April 5th: Lea Bertucci (NY) + Bhob Rainey + Yixuan Pan
Thursday April 6th: Housework at Vox: Kay Gabriel + Kyle Schlesinger + Elias Rodriques + Marc Anthony
Friday April 7th: "Body, Technology, Utopia: Everyday Labyrinths" opens with video work by Cristina Tufino & Alex Nguyen-Vo, Gabe Rubin, Lily Benson, Asha Sheshadri, Suzy Poling/Pod Blotz
Tuesday April 18th: Missdick vibrocis (Jill Flanagan/Forced into Femininty and Lorene Bouboushian) + Vitche-Boul Ra + Stroker + Yureka Cash
Saturday April 22nd: Morgan Evans Weiller + Luke Martin (still seeking venue any ideas welcome)
Sunday April 23rd: Just the Right Height (keke hunt), Kayla Guthrie, Jim Strong, Mother Night (Lux Phillips) and BOBO at Honeys New York City BOBO curated series
Thursday May 11th: Jim Strong and Tavishi, Ghost in Salad, Womajich Dialyseiz at Crystal Palaces in Richmond Virginia
Friday May 12th- Sat 13th: Savage Weekend 2017 *JS on the 13th 
Wednesday June 20: JT IV memoirs  -a listening party, reading and happy hour discussion at Wild Mutations (6-7pm) 
June 22-24- TNMOT AZTRO "The Projector Series 1.5" at Vox Populi 

July 7 - Matchess, TALsounds, Valley Exit and Profligate @ the vat 
August 11- Leila Bordreuil/ Zach Rowden duo + TJ Borden, Jack Wright and Zach Darrup +Tominsky Sutton + JS solo
August 20- Paved Paradise: Vox Populi Fundraiser w/ Matt Kalasky, Kimya Imani Jackson + Schuyler Thum, Ghost in Salad feat. Unguent, Boodles the Clown, Daniel Fishkin + Jim Strong + Taji Nahl + Positive Movement Drill Team

September 2- CutShutters from texas + Gabi Losoncy at Mascher Space
October 5th- Ami Yamasaki (Japan), Vitche-Boule Ra+ JS trio at UARTS
October 11th- Bill Nace and Twig Harper + Jupiter Blue +  Gina Elizabeth Murdock

12.6.17 6pm-8pm Alexa Hoyer closing at Eastern State Penitentiary performances by JS and Lara Allen (NY)

12.10.17 Lane Speidels Top Surgery Fundraiser @ Vox Populi

For Immediate Release: 

Salamander Mask: Malachi Lily, Ghost in Salad, Erik Ruin, Saki Sato, Cristina Tufiño, Carol Wisker, Pomona Za, and Drew Zimmerman.

January 6 - February 2, 2017
Opening Reception January 6, 7-10pm
Jan 29th: Ramona Cordova, Sarah M, Malachi Lily and Pomona Za perform in the environment of salamander mask

1.13.18- Leila Bordreuil / Tamio Shiraishi, New York Review of Cock Sucking, Vitche-Boul Ra, Slow Tongued Beauty @ Vox Populi

1.31.18- Die Reihe, Autumn Casey, JS - Tominsky Basement

2.16-18.18- ISOP Febfest: DiscorDance @ Temple University, Mascher and Vox Populi

2.25.17- Silent Meeting and Performance by Jessica Rosen @ Vox Populi

2.28.18 Who is she? Tour: Chartruisa and Jennifer Vanilla + Yixuan Pan Performance,Vox Populi 

3.2.18 Your father was born a 100 years old, and so was the Nakba by Razan AlSalah   Video Installation, Vox Populi 

3.8.18 Judith Hamann and special guest Experimental Music from Australia  Performance, Vox Populi 

4.4.18 Lao Dan  Theresa Wong John McCowen+ Shani Aviram  Performance, Vox Populi 

4.12.18 The New Me (Detroit) Autumn Casey and Em Kaldenbaugh 
Performance, Vox Populi 

4.14.18 An Evening with Carlos Iturralde featuring Keir Neuringer + Madam Data Performance, Vox Populi

4.18.18 Meeting for Worship at Lili Von Baeyers house  

5.2.18 Meeting for Worship + Liz Durette silent meeting performance, Vox Populi 

5.9.18 Bobb Hat   Janet   Jordan Deal  Lateral Thinking Performance, Vox Populi 

4.12.18 The New Me (Detroit) Autumn Casey and Em Kaldenbaugh 
Performance, Vox Populi 

4.14.18 An Evening with Carlos Iturralde featuring Keir Neuringer + Madam Data Performance, Vox Populi

4.18.18 Meeting for Worship at Lili Von Baeyers house  

5.2.18 Meeting for Worship + Liz Durette silent meeting performance, Vox Populi 

5.9.18 Bobb Hat   Janet   Jordan Deal  Lateral Thinking Performance, Vox Populi 

4.12.18 The New Me (Detroit) Autumn Casey and Em Kaldenbaugh 
Performance, Vox Populi 

4.14.18 An Evening with Carlos Iturralde featuring Keir Neuringer + Madam Data Performance, Vox Populi

4.18.18 Meeting for Worship at Lili Von Baeyers house  

5.2.18 Meeting for Worship + Liz Durette silent meeting performance, Vox Populi 

5.9.18 Bobb Hat   Janet   Jordan Deal  Lateral Thinking Performance, Vox Populi 

5.17.18- Leya, Lady Shame, Slack, Forgotten Bottom
5.24.18 - If, Bwana, Jason Kahn, MB
5.25.18- Kathleen Kim, Yek  Koo, Bill Nace, MIDIvirus
6.8.18 Kaori Suzuki + john krausbauer, Zaimph, Bill Nace Performance, Vox Populi 

6.21.18 Maximum Tilt: Vox Populi Solstice Festival Performance, Festival Vox Populi 

6.23.18 Paradise Tour: Marcy Hannemann and Maya Martinez + Melkings

Wednesday September 19th 7 pm Mutual Irradiation: Marcia Custer, Machine Listener, saggy, Marion Horowitz, Practice Gallery artists in a Graveyard TBD


September 7th- October 20th: "Flight of Fancy" Solo Exhibition at Vox Populi Gallery 

12.9.18: Mutual Irradiation: Pod Blotz, LXV, Craow and Slow Tongued Beauty at Vox Populi Gallery

1.22.18: Mutual Irradiation: Reverent + more tba at Vox Populi Gallery 

5/4-  Nicole Bindler: Embodied Palestine Solidarity Vox Populi Gallery 

Upcoming Installations/ Exhibitions: 
The Harmonious Landscape at the Philadelphia Flower Show 2019 
(collaboration with Sam Cusumano/ inventor of MIDIsprout and Refugia Landscape Design) 
Shadow from a World Apart (forthcoming) collaborative installation with Paul Swenbeck, Linda Yun and Robert Chaney 
You are standing on a Prehistoric Ocean Sandusky Cultural Center Sandusky, OH 2019 
Made of Meat Platform Project Space Dumbo, NY 2019 
Center for New Music San Francisco, CA 2019 

5/4-  Nicole Bindler: Embodied Palestine Solidarity Vox Populi Gallery 
  • Friday, April 26 | 6-10pm: Opening Reception featuring a performance by Saggy on the Shadow From a World Apart stage
  • Friday, May 3 | 6-10pm: May First Friday Reception featuring performances by KIMBERLY and Alex Tominsky on the Shadow From a World Apart stage
  • Saturday, May 4 | 7-9pm: Mutual Irradiation: Embodied Palestine Solidarity with Nicole Bindler
  • Wednesday, May 8 + Thursday, May 9 | 6-11pm: Mutual Irradiation: Butoh and Noguchi Taiso Workshops/Performances with Mari Osanai + I dm Theftable
  • Sunday, May 12 | 7-9pm: Silent meeting, performance and Installation by Mille and Marina Murayama + Futurist Luncheon on the Shadow From a World Apart stage
  • Saturday, May 18 | 8-11pm: Model Home: DC based Abstract-Rap Esoterica + Michul Kuun aka NAH
  • June First Friday Reception Modular On the Spot (outdoors) and Clint Takeda/Double Wig on the Shadow From a World Apart stage
  • Sunday, June 9 | 8pm-Midnight: Performances by Tara Burke, Brooke Sietinsons and Nathalie Shapiro + Turner Williams + Anna Azizzy + Unicorns in the Snow + a Futurist summer musical dinner on the Shadow From a World Apart stage
  • 8ball TV: SAGGY New York City
  • Salem Public Access TV/ Sonorium: Solo w/ Lani Asuncion, Negation and Slack Salem MA
  • 7/24 duo with Daniel Fishkin at the REdroom in Baltimore also w Samuel Burt, Jamal Moore and Eric Franklin 
(collaboration with Sam Cusumano/ inventor of MIDIsprout and Refugia Landscape Design) 
Shadow from a World Apart (forthcoming) collaborative installation with Paul Swenbeck, Linda Yun and Robert Chaney 
Saturday July 27th High Tide Gallery NASCENT ACTION with Jim Strong: we will be working from a movement score/game I wrote called "DROP WORLD: A choreography in bubbles, feathers and song" to create a unique improvised music video 

Sunday July 28th Vox Populi Gallery 6:30 pm FREE "Your Throat is a Noise Machine" an introduction to Sound Poetry from the 1830's to the present + techniques workshop by Olchar Lindsann followed by an evening of performance featuring Jasper Avery, Loraine Wible, Slack and Solos + a Duo by Olchar Lindsann and Jack Wright

Wednesday July 31 Vox Populi Gallery 8 pm Public Puberty Drew Davis- Crazy Doberman, John Olson- Wolf Eyes, Daniel Dimaggio- Home Blitz/ Shots + Jim Strong, OOLOI, Negligee and dj robo rob

Melkings, my duo with Thomas DeAngelo has released two new tapes "Movement Musik" on UK based Regional Bears and "Outten Inside" on The Gift of Music.... We'll be playing in New York City with special guest, Jesse De aka People Skills August 16th at Arete with SHOTS and Remnants / organized by Careful Catalog

Cor Ardens has released three new cassette tapes: Alan Sondheim "Short Wave: Anomalous Recordings" (1991) , Pony Moon "The sun is the radioactive wasp egg" and "growth to come" compiled by Mille, Murayama and Amy Jean  (growth to come is pretty much sold out) e-mail: to order 

Upcoming Performances include :

August 16th 

August 28th Samantha Riott + More TBA at Vox Populi Gallery Philadelphia

August 31 2019 
NexttoNOW exchange w ISOP 
 feat Elise Knudson, Carol Genetti, Laurence Williams (AUS), Andrew Drury and Myself to name a few

September 14th TAVISHI + Madam Data at Vox Populi Gallery 

City of Ghosts Saturday & Sunday, October 17 & 18, 6pm DVAA Narrowsburg, New York